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'''William Morris''' (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, poetry|poet, novelist, translation|translator, and Socialism|socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the History of the socialist movement in the United Kingdom|early socialist movement in Britain. Born in Walthamstow, Essex, to a wealthy middle-class family, Morris came under the strong influence of medievalism while studying Literae Humaniores|Classics at Oxford University, there joining the Birmingham Set. After university he trained as an architect,...
Birth date{{birth date|df=y|1834|03|24}}
Birth placeWalthamstow, Essex, England
Death date{{Death date and age|1896|10|03|1834|03|24|df=y}}
Death placeHammersmith, Middlesex, England
OccupationArtist, designer, writer, socialist
Known forWallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism
Notable works''News from Nowhere'', ''The Well at the World's End''
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Ball, John, -- -1381 -- Fiction.
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morris, william, 1834-1896
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coleridge, samuel taylor, 1772-1834
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more, thomas, saint, 1478-1535
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ruskin, john, 1819-1900
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